Friday, December 20, 2013

Playgrounds and pumpkin breads

Wednesdays Chris comes home later than usual and so this Wednesday the boys and I decided to stop by the library and the playground. Here are a few pics of brotherly playground love.

Later, it was a great big pumpkin bread teacher gifts project. These boys are going to be great bakers.

Not quite Martha Stewart, but we tried. I think the teachers like them.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Letter to Santa

Okay, this is going to be one of the cutest things you've ever seen. I helped with writing the body of the letter while Noah dictated. He wrote the rest with just some instruction on how to draw a few new letters. Can I keep it forever?

Let's hope he doesn't get just coal after all.

A few recent Christmas conversations to give you an idea.

Noah: can we ask cap'n and G to give me a bullet train since Santa's just bringinge coal?
Me: why is Santa just bringing you coal?
Noah: because I've been bad.

And after watching the polar express the other night we were talking about truly believing in Santa. 

Me: Wesley, do you believe in Santa?
Wes: (in an adorable very high-pitched voice) No. I don't believe in big Santa.

Apparently Santa looked very big next to the elves and the children in the movie and Wesley was not convinced.

And here is the first time Noah has ever tried to draw a picture of a person - our elf on the shelf - for the back of the envelope. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Lights at the Zoo

Monday evening we were lucky enough to get to go along with Sara's family to the special night at the zoo lights with a little party for people that work at the college where she works. We got free hot cocoa tickets, tickets for the little train,  and a special area with cookies and fun.

Here are some photos that Chris took. I'm off to do more homework. Yes, really. Thanks to my dad for taking the family photos!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sleepy time

I have so many things going on lately that I feel more than ever like I need to keep up with this blog, just to try to remember all these precious little moments with my little boys, who are getting bigger every day. Here are some precious photos from right before bed last night. The little bear that Wesley is sleeping with was Chris' when he was little. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas "tree"

Today I stayed home to work on a paper (argh) while the boys and Chris and my dad went out exploring in the desert. They came home with this amazing new Christmas "tree" - a tradition borrowed from the family of one of my best friends. Isn't it pretty? Our hodge podge of ornaments maybe isn't fancy, but we love it.

A close up so you can see what the branches like like. And my nana's pretty ornament. She had so many beautiful ones that wish every Christmas I'd been able to inherit. I guess I'll have to start collecting my own.

The boys were so excited to start counting down today with advent calendars and our Christmas train out to play with. This season is so much fun with little ones!